Villa Dorothea

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Sleeps: 4 - 5 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2


Pool Villa/House Modern Beach Nearby All Bedrooms En-Suite

A small slice of luxury on the north-west coast of Crete, Villa Dorothea is the perfect holiday retreat for a group of four. Every window frames a new stunning view, whilst the terrace extends out beyond the hillside, with panoramic views across the sun-soaked Gramvousa peninsular and the beautiful Kissamos Bay.

The villa sits on the hillside, encircled by olive trees, endemic plants and beautiful flowers that help to submerge the modern villa into the natural surroundings. Spread over two floors, each corner of the villa has been carefully designed, with state-of-the-art appliances and beautiful furnishings that each add a new luxury, special feel to the property. The colour palette throughout is muted, using natural grey and stone tones, complimented by splashes of colour in the soft furnishings, that draw the natural greens and blues from the landscape within the villa’s walls.

On the ground floor you will find the main living space, all open-plan and with large patio doors that when open soften the barriers between the interior and exterior. The kitchen is sleek and sophisticated, with a fabulous island offering extra cooking room and doubling as a laid-back dining space. The rest of the room is taken up by a huge L-shaped sofa, the kind that you just want to sink down into, curling up with your loved ones, watching movies and chatting long into the evening with a bottle or two of chilled wine!

The bedrooms are spread over the two floors, with a relaxed double room on the ground floor that can be configured into a twin or a double bed for your convenience. This cosy room has an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in Spa shower, adding an element of luxury to your stay. Upstairs, the master suite has been beautifully designed, extending out into a balcony that offers breath-taking views, so even whilst lying in bed in the morning you can soak in the stunning uninterrupted view of the Aegean. The open-plan bathroom means you can also enjoy this beautiful outlook from the bathtub!

Every element of Villa Dorothea has been designed to connect you to the views, so once you step out onto the terrace, it feels hard to imagine ever leaving! The private swimming pool is bordered by a beautiful terrace, with luxury sunbeds and seating where you can sit back and fully relax, soaking in the Cretan sunshine!

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What you should know…

  • As would definitely recommend you visit the stunning west coast of Crete and all of its remarkable beaches, make sure you rent a car for your stay
  • There is daily housekeeping, except on Sundays during your stay, so the place will stay tidy the entire time

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV

The Villa

Villa Dorothea is a contemporary 2-bedroom villa that features breath-taking panoramic views of West Crete. There are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, accommodating up to 4 people. A fifth guest can make use of the living room sofa bed.

Ground Floor
- Open-plan living and dining area with sofa bed
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room (can be set up with two single beds on request)

First Floor
- Master bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Terrace with seating area

Exterior Grounds
- Private infinity-style pool
- Sun loungers
- Alfresco dining area
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- TV
- Hairdryer
- Toiletries, slippers & bathrobes
- Safe box
- Security alarm system
- Parking for 2 cars


About the surrounding area of Villa Dorothea
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Rural Location Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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With several of the world’s top beaches all within a short drive of the villa, could there be a better location to head to on holiday! Villa Dorothea itself offers a stunning location, with panoramic views over the Gramvousa peninsular and to the clear blue waters of Kissamos Bay! Behind the property the White Mountains rise out of the island, adding a spectacular backdrop to the villa, making it feel as though you have 360o views! Around the villa, the landscape comes alive with lush olive groves and endemic flora, so even as you drive up you get a sense of the beautiful natural colours and scents that the island is famed for, setting an early precedent for your relaxing holiday. There are several other villas within the same complex, yet all built at the same time they have been carefully positioned to offer the utmost in privacy, each with their own unique views and setting.

Villa Dorothea is situated in the beautiful north-west coast of Crete, nearby to the town of Kissamos. Kissamos itself is a small port town, with a pretty harbour and bustling restaurants dotted along the seafront. Although quiet, the town offers everything you could need for your stay, with shops, supermarkets, cafeteria and of course traditional tavernas!

For a day out at the beach, the closest to you is the stunning Falasarna beach, which is only a 15-minutes’ drive away, boasting golden sandy shores and turquoise waters, this has been voted one of the top-5 beaches in Greece to visit. There are deck chairs you can rent, or with the sand so lovely why not just place down your towel and enjoy the feeling of the warm sand beneath you! Elafonissi beach is also just one hour south of the villa, which has been voted one of the top-10 beaches in the world – so definitely a must-visit for beach lovers!

If a highlight of your holidays is the food you get to eat, then Crete is definitely the right place to visit. The are plenty of traditional tavernas serving up delicious local recipes and fresh fish, normally positioned in seafront locations or tucked into charming cobbled streets! Along the coast, there are also fine-dining eateries and delicious intimate eateries where you can celebrate special occasions or enjoy a romantic meal with your partner! With the capital Chania only 30 minutes away, there is an endless supply of incredible food available, you won’t be disappointed!

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Chania International Airport


Nearest Town/City Kissamos


Nearest Town/City Kaliviani


Nearest Restaurant Erofili Restaurant


Nearest Supermarket Synka Mini Market


Nearest Beach Viglia Beach



Head to the West side of Crete to find some of the best beaches and most charming villages in the island. Indulge yourself by visiting the unique Balos lagoon and jumping into its turquoise waters, or have a truly Cretan dining experience in one of the many tavernas by the sea and taste the delicious seafood on offer.

Find more about Chania and the rest of the Southernmost island in Greece with our travel guide below.

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How to reach Chania

There are two ways to reach Chania: either by flight or by ferry.

By plane:
Chania Airport (CHQ) is only a 20 minutes ride away from central Chania. During the summer months, frequents overseas and domestic flights are performed. In most of the cases, there are available buses that connect Chania city and most of the villas. You can also hire a car from one of the many rental companies at the airport, or alternatively get a taxi to bring you right to your doorstep.

By ferry:
If you choose to do an island-hopping trip and use the ferry as a method of transportation, then the closest port is in Souda, only 8km from the centre of Chania. Only ferries from Piraeus in Athens or Heraklion in Crete. Heraklion port has a wider choice: you can also take a ferry from other Greek islands like Santorini, Mykonos or Paros, but you will have to take a longer bus ride to reach your villa. You can easily book your ferry tickets using the link below or the booking engine.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Villa Dorothea is a great escape for families, the downstairs bedroom can be made up as a twin or a double, giving you flexibility during your stay and suiting siblings that enjoy sharing a room! In the lounge, there is a huge L-shaped sofa in front of the TV, so when kids are tired, they can sink down into the comfy cushions watching a movie or playing games! The pergola on the terrace leaves some of the seating in the shade, ideal for younger kids. Please be aware that there is no fence around the pool, so little children will need to be supervised as they adventure around the terrace!

The beaches in Crete draw in families with young kids as the waters tend to be shallow and warm, and the shores sandy, making it safe and fun for kids to splash and play, whilst adults can keep an easy eye on them from the comfort of a deck chair! Lots of the beaches are perfect for snorkelling, discovering the rocks and life beneath the water, you can normally buy snorkels at the local shops or bring your own from home.

If you are looking for a day out as a family, with children of all ages, then we would recommend a boat trip to the uninhabited pirate island of Gramvouse. Along the trip, there are plenty of opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and exploring the ruins of a Venetian Fortress! The beach on the island is safe for young kids. On the way back, they can enjoy the magical adventure of visiting Balos Bay, filled with warm shallow water and beautiful pink sand! Older children may also enjoy walking the famous Samaria Gorge, which at 17km is the longest in Europe.

When you are looking for places to eat, there are plenty of family-friendly restaurants, with most eateries happily accepting young children – several will even offer you a kid’s menu. Popular traditional dishes with kids tend to be moussaka or souvlaki, all served with chips of course!

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites


Oliver's Extras

  • Welcome Pack Included
  • Housekeeping Every Other Day Included (except Sundays)

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €300 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 2pm
Departure time 10am
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay, this is increased to 7-nights across peak dates
Pets welcome? No pets
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Tax From 1st January 2018, you’ll need to pay an Overnight Stay Tax which has been introduced by the Greek Ministry of Tourism. The Tax is €0.50 per person, per night, €3.50 in total for 7-nights. This will be required to be paid upon arrival.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

The Greek government requires owners to collect a Tourist Climate Tax, your property manager will collect this in cash:

March-October €10 per night per unit

November-February €4 per night per unit

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 5, it will cost an additional £78 per person per night.

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 13th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £1,562 £2,083 £2,603 £3,644
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - £5,252
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 £1,672 £2,230 £2,787 £3,901
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 £1,521 £2,027 £2,534 £3,547
Mar 22nd 2025 - May 24th 2025 £1,059 £1,412 £1,764 £2,470
May 24th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £1,562 £2,083 £2,603 £3,644
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - - £5,252
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 £1,672 £2,230 £2,787 £3,901
Sep 20th 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 £1,521 £2,027 £2,534 £3,547

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 5, it will cost an additional €86 per person per night.

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 13th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €1,719 €2,292 €2,865 €4,011
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - €5,781
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 €1,841 €2,454 €3,068 €4,294
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 €1,674 €2,232 €2,790 €3,905
Mar 22nd 2025 - May 24th 2025 €1,165 €1,554 €1,942 €2,718
May 24th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €1,719 €2,292 €2,865 €4,011
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - - €5,781
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 €1,841 €2,454 €3,068 €4,294
Sep 20th 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 €1,674 €2,232 €2,790 €3,905

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 5, it will cost an additional $93 per person per night.

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 13th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $1,859 $2,479 $3,098 $4,337
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - $6,251
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 $1,990 $2,654 $3,317 $4,643
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 $1,810 $2,413 $3,016 $4,222
Mar 22nd 2025 - May 24th 2025 $1,260 $1,680 $2,100 $2,939
May 24th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $1,859 $2,479 $3,098 $4,337
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - - $6,251
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 $1,990 $2,654 $3,317 $4,643
Sep 20th 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 $1,810 $2,413 $3,016 $4,222

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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